THIS WEEK’S GOAL: 17 minutes at least 5 times a week.
Six days out of seven! (I didn’t work out on Sunday because….I had just arrived in a new country and didn’t feel like it.) I think I’m actually….enjoying it?? Ugh, I kind of hate myself, because “those” kinds of people always seemed horrible and showoff-y to seven weeks ago lazy Tricia. But several times this week I thought, “I could just not workout today” but then thought, “Nah, I want to.” WHAT EVEN IS HAPPENING.
Partly it’s because there is a very slight indentation above my knee where I think I am developing a thigh muscle. And my shoulders look more like shoulders and less like slopes extending from neck to hand. Now that I can see some (tiny) tangible changes, it makes me want to keep going.
Oh, and I discovered a new app! Hah, if I’ve learned anything from this, it’s that I really do need constant change to stay interested. I’m still doing the 30 Day Challenges (which are getting ROUGH), but I’m currently obsessed with Sworkit. Four workout types are offered for free (stretch, yoga, cardio, strength). You can choose whether you want to work out for 5, 10, 15, etc minutes, and then it gives you random exercises in 30 second intervals. I like to turn on some pop music and then do 10 minutes of light cardio.
I was going to give myself a pass, since 90% of moving to Greece was about the food (and, uh, the work I’m preparing to do). But I don’t think it’ll be a problem. Greeks don’t really overeat. We have a big lunch, and then breakfast and dinner are small, and I haven’t really gotten hungry. I do tend to snack on pistachios, which are very healthy AND super cheap here in the Mediterranean.
Actually, who knows? I could eating horribly, because I’ve been guessing on a lot of the calories. I can’t read the nutritional information on food bought here. I’m googling most things and guesstimating, but I feel okay with that. I’m being thoughtful about the things that I eat, and that’s what I care about most.
Plus: SLOUVAKI. I’m not going to NOT eat that.
NEXT WEEK’S GOAL: 20 minutes at least 5 times a week.